Stephens College alumnae leaders from around the country gathered on campus from Nov. 2-3 for Alumnae Leaders Weekend, an intensive two-day meeting to exchange information, share experiences, and learn best practices for leading their respective clubs and networks.

Nicole Harms of 212 Training, LLC helped attendees explore the concept of generational diversity and set the stage for how to strengthen relationships among all groups. Jane Drummond ’91 facilitated a panel on improving member engagement and participation in alumnae clubs and networks, including multi-generational member recruitment; dues/fundraising; activities that appeal across generations; and connecting the members to Stephens. Panelist included Mary Lew McCarty ’79, Jennifer Nitzband Flaks ’03 and Madison Burke ’17.

Angela Barto Viehland ’00 led a discussion on how to apply what attendees had learned thus far into building a club/network that is engaged and multi-generational. Viehland and Drummond then guided attendees through an interactive session to develop plans to strengthen their respective Stephens groups. Attendees wrapped up the day by enjoying the Citizen Jane Film Festival reception. Stephens President Dianne Lynch also presented an Insiders Insights session and shared how the attendees’ roles as alumnae leaders impact the College.

For more information about getting involved with the Alumnae Association or about Stephens Clubs and Networks, contact [email protected] or (573) 876-7110.


Pictured above, back row (L-to-R): Claire Chavanne Turner ’61, Jane Drummond ’91, Kerry Brocker ’82, Stephens President Dianne Lynch, Jennifer Nitzband Flaks ’03. Middle row: Taressa Snelling Fisher ’82, Rajah Maples-Wallace ’97, Diane Sher ’71. Front row: Rebecca Earp ’86, Angela Barto Viehland ’00, Diane Hunter Robertson ’86.

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